RateBeer
overall
47
15
style
Brewed by Prickly Moses Handcrafted Beer
Style: Saison
Barongarook, VIC, Australia
Serve in Tulip

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A Belgian style Saison. The use of a specific Saison yeast imparts typical tartness also underlying wine notes with one of the yeast strains in the mix having red wine origins. Golden in colour with an astringent dryness making this a refreshing Belgian ale. Saison 2008 is brewed with pure Otway rainwater. This beer is one of 3 in the Otway Trilogy Series of French and Belgian farmhouse ales. Others in the range include Reserve de Otway and Farmhouse Ale.


MBison's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, - JUN 25, 2009
Bottle (750ml). Aged roughly 1 year piror to tasting. Poured an extremely burnt copper with a good sized, dense frothy, lightly tanned head which was mostly lasting. Aroma was of wholegrain bread with floral hops, dried pineapple, lemon citrus, guava, pears, dates, caramel, straw and some cinnamon. Flavor was a tangy hop bitterness with lemon citrus, passionfruit, dry pears, figs, dates, toffee, white pepper, cinnamon, hay and some good woody notes in the finish. Medium bodied with lively carbonation, a dry hoppy mouthfeel, somewhat syrupy texture and a great length finish.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShaneJ (475) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle from Plonk (2013 vintage). Hazy golden, thin, creamy white head, doughy yeast, spicy, straw/hay, pears, citrus peel low bitterness, very dry finish. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
M_Sack (336) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2013
Just a little bit too much alcohol at the end of the palate. 7%. Beautiful beer

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davros (1859) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2011
Pours amber with a large, white sudsy head. Nose shows Belgian doughy yeast and related phenols. Also some sweet light malt and wheat. Quite light. In the way of flavours sweet plain malt dominates with spicy notes and bready characters showing later. Doughy wheat and soft booze are also present. Carbonation is a little full. While not a great representation of the style this is quite enjoyable stuff.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bmeup (508) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2011
Hazy gold, tropical fruit, bread and spice.Too fizzy and a bit stinky and sour. Over carbonation ruined palate. Not a fav

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 1, 2011
Bottle 750ml. Great beer. Aromas of bread, honey, straw. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, and very long length. Palate is sparkling, and medium bodied. Orange, cloudy, with a head that doesn’t last.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 24, 2010
Bottle. Another treat bought back by yalnikim. A nice beer, but seemed a little too clean to be a saison to me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (2351) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2010
This one is Saison 2009 - I thought about adding it separately but decided against it. 750ml bottle. Attempts to climb out of the bottle when opened. Pours cloudy amber with a large white head. Aroma of yeast, pineapple, pears and hard spices. Light body at the top of the bottle - second half has a little sediment and is more luscious. Taste has some orange sweetness and sourness with peaches and mild clove/ white pepper spiciness. There’s a strange metallic quality too that’s not great. Another pretty good local stab at this style.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Threepwood (107) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2010
Poured tan brown, turbid looking more like chocolate milk than beer, this beer really needs plenty of quiet time to settle before you open it. Lots of fruit and some spice & pepper on the nose was promising. Watery pineapple mixed with other fruity flavours, under bittered and a muddle of malts, though quite smooth. I dont know the style well only having had a couple of other Saisons but this one just wasnt to my taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkel07 (3013) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 5, 2010
750ml bottle. Rocky white head that crackles and snaps sits atop an amber base that is well carbonated. Spiced fruit, pear and peach aromas and very lively in the mouth with a sweet smooth flavour. Peach flavours dominate. A good effort and a nice surprise.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50